GIST aspetti diagnostici e limiti all'approccio endoscopico

Translated title of the contribution: Endoscopic approach to GIST: Diagnostic aspects and limits

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GISTs (gastrointestinal stromal tumors) are a specific clinical- pathological entity whose distinctiveness is the c-kit expression. The "submucosal" origin of the lesion is supposed by endoscopy and confirmed by endoscopic ultrasound. Malignant echoendoscopic features are: tumors size greater than 4 cm, irregular border, echogenic foci and cystic spaces. Surgical resection remains the primary treatment even if new drugs have been introduced.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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